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Early Career Psychologist Conference
Friday, June 18, 2021, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
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ECPC Conference: Starting Strong: Building a Foundation for a Great Career - REGISTER HERE

Starting Strong: Building a Foundation for a Great Career
 5 CEUs available

 Friday, June 18, 2021
Live Virtual Conference
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

8:00 am – 8:15 am                                       

Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Antu Segal, MPA President 

8:15 am – 9:15 am                                       

Keynote Address

Presenter: Mark Eastburg, Ph.D.

Description: Trends in psychology/the value of psychologists in medical care/importance of ECP's in the changing landscape of healthcare

9:15 am - 10:15 am

The Practice of Supervision Contracts: Defining Roles and Expectations

Presenter: Natalie Moser, PhD

Description: How to document, supervision agreements, insurance, difference between administrative supervision and reflective supervision, common pitfalls, liability insurance.

10:15 am – 10:30 am

Morning Break

10:30 am -11:30 am

Using Diverse Skill Sets: Incorporating Research into your Job as an Early Career Psychologist

Presenter:  Shawn Hondorp, PhD, ABPP (staying evidence-based in private practice)

Presenter:  Julia Craner Cooper, PhD, ABPP (research on the side)

Presenter:  Amy Loree, PhD (research as career)

Presenter:  Emily Foxen-Craft, PhD (U of M, Pediatric Psychologist in Pain)

Description: Describe ways to integrate research into non-academic roles; identify opportunities for collaboration with psychologists and interdisciplinary colleagues; discuss ways to advocate for research involvement in your job

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Problem Based Learning Discussion

*Select 1 topic to attend

Topics: Negotiating Contracts, Work-life Balance, & Pursuing Leadership Positions

Presenter: Lyndsay Volpe-Bertram, PsyD (pursuing leadership positions)

Description:  "This conversation will explore how and when to develop leadership skills as an early career psychologist. The presenter will share personal experience and discussion may include barriers, opportunities, and mentorship. Participants will be encouraged to share their individual experiences and areas of interest."  

Presenter: Julia Craner, PhD & Natalie Nugent, PhD (work-life balance)

Description:  Supportive, collaborative discussion on work-life balance for early career psychologists. Topics discussed will include common challenges, setting professional boundaries, and advocating for your personal work-life balance goals.

Presenter: Jordan Braciszewski, PhD (negotiating contracts)

Description:  This breakout session will address negotiation strategies for careers in psychology. We will focus on both academic positions and private practice. After a brief presentation, attendees will be able to ask questions and engage in discussion around important issues related to negotiating job offers.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Why Mentors Matter for Early Career Professionals

Presenter:  Dr. Jennifer Peltzer-Jones, PhD

Description: This talk will explore the benefits of mentoring, how mentoring is different from supervision, and the expectations one should have when s/he enters a mentoring relationship.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Retirement Insights: Guide to Retirement

Presenter: Jaime Scull (Financial Planner, Great Lakes Financial Group, Prudential Financial) & Ed Smith (Financial Advisor, Great Lakes Financial Group, Prudential Planner)

Description: Student loan debt, retirement, balancing priorities and paying off debt and saving for retirement, planning around key life events including buying a house, starting a family, and other issues

2:30 pm – 2:40 pm                                       

Closing Remarks

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